Kenya’s Safaricom to ‘introduce’ M-Pesa in Ethiopia

Kenyan telecom company Safaricom is reportedly in advanced talks with Ethiopian officials to introduce mobile money service M-Pesa to the landlocked country. According to the Reuters news agency, Ethio Telecom will carry the service, while Safaricom will host the servers back in Nairobi. If this goes ahead, the deal will present Safaricom with a

Ethiopian Airlines makes first flight to Eritrea in 20 years

Ethiopian Airlines is making its first regular passenger flight to neighboring Eritrea for the first time in two decades, opening investments between the former enemies now turned allies. The Ethiopian Airlines flight left the capital, Addis Ababa, on Wednesday morning, heading for Asmara, Eritrea’s capital. The airline said it will fly

DP World takes legal action against Djibouti over port row

United Arab Emirates' Dubai-based DP World has begun the process of taking legal action against Djibouti for terminating a contract to manage the Doraleh Container Terminal. DP World said it has commenced an arbitration against the government of Djibouti before the London Court of International Arbitration, following Djibouti’s decision in February

Why this Kenyan village has banned narcotic plant khat

Elders in a village in the northeastern Kenyan county of Mandera have banned the sale and chewing of khat to stop “wastage of money” and save families. Khat acts as a stimulant when its leaves are chewed for several hours. Elders in the village of Khalija, near the border with Ethiopia, said

Mark Zuckerberg becomes world’s third richest person

Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has overtaken Warren Buffet to become the third richest person in the world, according Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Zuckerberg, 34, is now worth an astonishing $81.6 billion and follows founder Jeff Bezos and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, who are no. 1 and 2 respectively. Zuckerberg moved up

African leaders gather in Mauritania for talks on corruption

African presidents and prime ministers are meeting in Mauritania on 1-2 July to discuss corruption which has plagued parts of the continent. The two-day meeting in Nouakchott, the Mauritanian capital, will deliberate on the issue under the theme: “Winning the fight against corruption: A sustainable path to Africa’s transformation”. Kenyan President Uhuru

Somali Prime Minister Kheire in Rwanda for bilateral talks

Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Kheire on Sunday arrived in Kigali for a working visit to Rwanda. The Somali prime minister was received at the Kigali International Airport by senior Rwandan government officials. Mr Kheire later met his Rwandese counterpart Édouard Ngirente and cabinet ministers, with whom he held bilateral talks. The two

Somali president says port deals with Ethiopia sign of progress

Somalia’s president says a recent agreement with Ethiopia on a joint investment in Somali ports is yet another sign of progress in the conflict-torn Horn of Africa nation. In an interview with the state-run Somali National TV (SNTV), President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo said the deal will help boost relations and cooperation

Duale defends Somalis over allegations of unethical business practices

Kenya's National Assembly Majority leader Aden Duale has dismissed allegations that the Somali and Muslim communities are engaged in unethical business practices. He said Somalis have been profiled because of their increased investment within central Nairobi, Kenya's capital. “We have a right under the constitution to own businesses,” Duale said after Eid

Kenyan refugee camp Kakuma just hosted historic TEDx event

A refugee camp in Kenya has hosted a TEDx event, an offshoot of the global conference on ideas popularly known as TED Talks. TEDxKakumaCamp at the Kakuma refugee camp in northwestern Kenya took place on 9 June and was livestreamed, the United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, said. It was the first time

Top ten weird things people have put on their resumes/CVs

Most people take their curriculum vitae seriously, but some don’t. Here at Gosahan, we have scoured the internet and compiled a list of epic proportions. Here are the top five weird stuff people have put on their resumes. 1.I excel at Microsoft Word 2. I was blocked on Twitter by the president 3. Talents: “I

Mogadishu tech summit to take place next month

Somalia's capital will next month host a technology summit which will focus on the need for the country's government, business community, donors, private sector, entrepreneurs and development organizations to apply innovation and technology to drive sustainable development. Somali innovators, techies,hackers, developers, experts, academics will gather in Mogadishu between 17-19 July to

Kenyan authorities searching for missing light aircraft

Kenya's Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) has launched a search in the country's Aberdare Forest for a missing light aircraft, which went missing on Tuesday. The plane, with 10 people onboard, lost contact with the control tower about 60 kilometres from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in the capital Nairobi, according to

Somalia admitted into regional trading bloc

The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa) regional trading bloc has admitted Somalia, taking the group's members to 20 countries. The decision to admit Somalia into the bloc was reached during a Comesa meeting in the Zambian capital, Lusaka. A Comesa statement after the meeting said it also adopted a

Toyota returns to Somalia after 30 years

The Japanese auto giant Toyota has resumed its car dealership operations in Somalia three decades after it pulled out of the Horn of Africa nation. Toyota said it is ready for business and hope to expand through out Somalia. The opening ceremony was held in the capital, Mogadishu, Monday and was